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How To Join

Getting your USA Fencing Membership is easy!  Just follow our simple instructions below:

Step 1.  Click the “Join Now” button.

Step 2. Complete the form, and be sure to select “Louisville Fencing Center” as your primary club. You can also add your primary coach if you have one.

Step 3.  Select your membership type, and process your payment.

Step 4. Print two copies of your receipt.  Keep one copy in your fencing bag (protect it by placing it in a Ziploc® bag), and give one copy to your coach.

USA Fencing is the recognized National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of fencing in the United States.  The Louisville Fencing Center is an official ‘Member Club’ of USA Fencing, and adheres to all the practices and policies of the organization.  Our club’s insurance policy is provided thru USA Fencing, therefore all individuals participating in fencing activities at our club are required to have an active a USA Fencing Membership.  You can complete a Trial Membership at the club for free to attend your first class, but this is only valid for 7 consecutive days. After the trial expires, you will be required to get your USA Fencing Membership before attending any further activities at the club.

Most Common Membership Types

     There are several membership types to choose from, but most new fencers will fit into one of two categories (memberships can always be upgraded at any time).

Non-Competitive Membership

Cost: $10/season

     This membership option is typically the best option for those who are new to fencing, and just want to try it out.  It allows individuals to participate in group classes, private lessons, and Open Fencing sessions.  The total cost is $10 and is valid for the entire season (Aug. 1 – Jul. 31).

Competitive Membership

Cost: $75/season

This membership option is required for those individuals who would like to participate in competitions.  Also included in this membership is the right to vote in organization-wide elections (must be at least 18 years old), a subscription to American Fencing magazine, and an official membership card.  The total cost is $75 ($65 if upgrading from a Non-Competitive Membership), and is valid for the entire season (Aug.1 – Jul 31).  First time Competitive Members who purchase or upgrade to this membership option after March 31st, will be eligible for an extension for the entire next season at no charge.   

Membership for Parents

Supporting Membership

Cost: $25/season

Supporting members enjoy the rights, benefits, and privileges of membership with respect to voting and holding office and receive American Fencing magazine and free admission to all USA Fencing National Events including the Summer National Championships and July Challenge.  Supporting members may not compete in USA Fencing sanctioned competitions but are eligible to train at a USA Fencing club. Supporting members may upgrade to a competitive membership upon payment of dues equivalent to the current competitive rate.